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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Seal Rocks lighthouse


If you don’t mind a little walk and a climb of a hundred or so steps you will be rewarded by fantastic panoramic views from Seal Rock lighthouse. Stretches of the ocean with rocky islands, a very long beach and green bush are all there to be admired. There is a small set of buildings at the foot of the lighthouse but due to height difference it is difficult to photograph them together in any interesting way.



Seal Rocks beach may not be an ideal destination for a surfer but it offers a unique view for bystanders or in this case for a photographer of the few surfers that venture out there. The unique L shape of the beach and the angle to the ocean means the waves and thus the surfers are visible from an angle rather then a straight on view. This allows for unique photography of the sport with relatively simple 200mm lens, where normally nothing short of expensive 300 or longer lens would do.

This particular photo was taken in late evening with sun already casting long shadows from the hills that surround the Seal Rocks beach. The only spot still with light was a narrow line in the water. Luckily for me, that was the line the surfers took to ride the waves.